Senator Mike Lee questions Attorney General Eric Holder over Obam’s executive orders

With all of the media’s attention focused on the Presidents SOTU address, Eric Holder was up on the Hill being questioned by the Judicial Senate Committee. During the questioning, Sen. Mike Lee confronted Eric Holder regarding the constitutionality of the President’s use of executive orders. The Senator reviewed the standard legal test regarding executive orders:

Lee had based his question on a standard legal test, first described by Supreme Court Justice Robert Jackson, who said the president’s authority to issue executive orders is strongest when he does so with the backing of Congress (category one), more dubious when he issues an order pertaining to a topic on which Congress has not passed a law (category two), and weakest when the executive order is “incompatible with a congressional command” (category three),

The Attorney General admitted he was not sure which category the President’s executive orders on the employer mandate and the minimum wage fell under, but believed the President was “at the height of his constitutional powers” issuing the orders.

As you can imagine, there was some disagreement.

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2 Responses to Senator Mike Lee questions Attorney General Eric Holder over Obam’s executive orders

  1. omanuel says:

    Thanks to the excesses revealed by Climategate emails in November 2009, a convergence of opinions among critics is starting to develop.

    Instead of cursing the darkness, we need to turn on the light !

    I will try to find and post a link to Planck’s 1918 Nobel Prize Lecture in physics.

  2. omanuel says:

    “We must assume behind this force [in the atom] the existence of a conscious and intelligent mind.

    This mind is the matrix of all matter.”

    –Max Planck, accepting the
    Nobel Prize for Physics, 1918

    When you can see the reality of matter and energy, you can see the reality of GOD.

    God is not some omnipotent dude in the clouds. GOD just IS. Physics and psychics are connected. pg

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